Castle Island

By - 6/29/16 - 6:39 pm

Caught in Southie reports DCR has denied a permit for the proposed Fright Night at Castle Island.

By - 6/23/16 - 10:37 am

The Globe reports on the war of words over a promoter's plan to convert the Castle Island fort into a horror show for Halloween:

Fright Island’s critics worry the family-friendly South Boston they cherish is under siege as younger professionals flock to the neighborhood, and handing Castle Island over to blood-covered zombies and beer-buzzed millennials would just accelerate that trend.

By - 6/20/16 - 10:44 pm
Strawberry moon over Pleasure Bay in South Boston

Nick Cosky watched the strawberry moon over Spectacle Island and Pleasure Bay this evening.

By - 4/20/16 - 11:23 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Sullivan's will continue to serve only visitors to Castle Island; it no longer has plans for an outlet in Hingham.

By - 3/16/16 - 10:07 am
USS Mahan entering Boston Harbor
Patriots flag

Jay Kenney watched as the USS McFaul passed Castle Island on its way into port this morning.

After getting a close look at the destroyer's flags, he suspects its commanding officer is a Patriots fan.

USS McFaul photos.

By - 2/28/16 - 4:25 pm
Line at Sullivan's

If you're in line at the official closing time, will they still let you in? Robert Alvarez shows us the line five minutes before closing today at Sullivan's at Castle Island, which was doing land-office business all day.

H/t Joan Marshall for posing the question.

By - 2/27/16 - 4:31 pm
First meal of the season at Sullivan's, Castle Island

Die-hard Sullivan's fans were out in force this morning for the re-opening of the Castle Island institution. Eileen Murphy captured Matt Noonan and Charlotte Donovan of Quincy enjoying their first outdoor hot meal this year at Castle island.

For the fifth straight year, John Connors was first in line.

By - 2/26/16 - 7:47 am

Sullivan's at Castle Island opens for the season tomorrow. And the Clam Box at Wollaston Beach opens March 4.

By - 12/26/15 - 1:03 pm
Seal off Castle Island

John Gage actually photographed three seals off Castle Island, including this guy.

By - 12/9/15 - 6:16 pm
Seal at Castle Island in South Boston

John Gage spotted this seal at Castle Island today.

Saturday:
Seal at Black Falcon pier.

By - 11/15/15 - 10:24 am

Rather big police presence at Castle Island around 10 a.m. - including a State Police helicopter - looking for whoever thought it was a good idea to use the peninsula right across the harbor from Logan to fly some drones. It's what the FAA likes to think of as "restricted airspace."

By - 11/13/15 - 3:32 pm
Storm over the Back Bay and South Boston

Around 1:45 p.m. at Castle Island.

The view across Pleasure Bay towards the Kennedy Library was equally dramatic: Read more.

By - 8/29/15 - 11:36 pm
Tiny house at Castle Island

Castle Island regular Eileen Murphy ran across some people filming "World's Smallest House" with a tiny unit they probably just brought in for the filming, rather than something they're actually going to try to rent out, although one would probably have to check with the BRA to be sure.

By - 5/18/15 - 11:06 pm
Ship at the Conley Terminal in South Boston

Eileen Murphy couldn't help but notice how a container ship at the Conley Terminal towered over everything else - like the trees at Castle Island - today.

By - 4/6/15 - 10:34 pm
Sunset over Pleasure Bay and the South Boston power plant

Eileen Murphy captured the sunset behind the old South Boston power plant from Castle Island tonight.

By - 3/26/15 - 11:17 am
Old cannon ball

State Police report that, after consultation with the Navy, their bomb squad blew it up, shortly before noon.

The thing could date back to the Civil War, but State Police say they didn't want to take any chances:

Some cannonballs are filled with powder. If so, still could be an explosive capability.

Bomb-squad members buried the cannonball under a sand berm before detonating it (Photo by State Police):

By - 2/22/15 - 6:21 pm
Hopeful man at Sullivan's at Castle Island

We weren't the only ones to head to Castle Island this afternoon - including this guy peering hopefully into the closed Sullivan's, which, believe it or not, is scheduled to open this coming Saturday.

This guy seemed to like the conditions just fine:

By - 1/4/15 - 9:13 pm
Fog at Castle Island

Eileen Murphy went for a stroll around Castle Island today.

By - 11/12/14 - 3:08 pm
Coast Guard cutter in the fog off Castle Island

Eileen Murphy watched a Coast Guard cutter just off Castle Island this morning.

By - 10/26/14 - 11:48 pm
Football rescue in Pleasure Bay

Eileen Murphy watched this pair successfully rescue their football from the chilly waters of Pleasure Bay at Castle Island today - without either of them getting dunked in the briny deep